Them: It's not that deep
Me: [Gif: a free diver launching themself off the edge of an underwater cliff, into the darkening depths] https://media.giphy.com/media/LBx6vLjbdBGwg/giphy.gif
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@June for me, this is part of why it’s been so challenging to figure out what’s actually going on in the world… i get that the new york times isn’t ‘the bible’ and primarily works for people in power, and jacobin used to be ok but now isn’t, etc, & what’s gradually happened is that i went from being someone who read tons of news/opinion and enjoyed the illusion of feeling informed, to someone who reads almost no news and stares grimly at a dog eared paperback of manufacturing consent ):
@June and don't forget that everybodies 'favorite' problematic Slovenian Lacanian, Slavoj Zizek, routinely writes for them knowing all this
For folks who don't know: RT and In The Now are actual propaganda designed to be consumable and attractive to progressive Western audiences. They are a facet of the overall propaganda structure that includes Russia Today's internal (within Russia, in Russian) propaganda. Russia Today is much more directly anti-queer, anti-Semitic, etc, and RT filters this into a package DESIGNED to be palatable to English-speaking westerners, with the goal of spreading "just asking questions" style disinfo.
Star Wars; midichlorians Show more
If I was in charge of Star Wars and had to 'fix' midichlorians, I'd explain that they're like the fingerprint left by the Force. Someone who is Force sensitive will have a lot of them, but while they are part of the connection between the person and the Force, they're not the cause of it. If you surgically removed someone's midichlorians, they'd just regrow; likewise, you couldn't artificially put midichlorians into another person.
Une instance se voulant accueillante pour les personnes queers, féministes et anarchistes ainsi que pour leurs sympathisant·e·s. Nous sommes principalement francophones, mais vous êtes les bienvenu·e·s quelque soit votre langue.